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  • The Hunger Games: book vs. film

    We reviewed The Hunger Games on the Book Talk podcast, and in the review we made passing reference to the blockbusting film adaptation, but didn't dwell on it. So we asked Scottish Book Trust's Children's Events Co-ordinator Beth Bottery to give some consideration to how the film version turned out...

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    Education roundup: May

    A look at news, practice and resources from around Scotland.

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  • Crossing Over

    What is crossover fiction?

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  • Kids at Party

    It's Party Time in South Lanarkshire!

    Families in South Lanarkshire can now give their children (0-8yrs) a party to remember in Rutherglen Library. They can choose to have a Pirate, Princess or Teddy Bear’s Picnic themed party. Party leaders keep the children entertained throughout the party with craft activities, games, face painting...

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  • Hamish Pirie: The Audience in Verbatim Theatre

    Following on from his earlier blog about the politics of verbatim theatre, Traverse Theatre Associate Director Hamish Pirie reflects on his experiences of Demos, a new piece of verbatim theatre inspired by the Occupy Movement. The production consisted of two parts. Firstly, a reading of proceedings...

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  • High-Altitude Performance Poetry

    Where is the most unusual place you’ve been asked to read your work? I’ve heard of poets performing in some wacky venues: the top deck of a bus, the Glasgow subway, burlesque clubs, and haunted houses. Over the years, I’ve been known to shout verse from the middle of a field, from street corners...

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